Lewerentz Divine Darkness

Nationell biopremiär i Sverige 31/5-2024 genom Folkets Bio

Sigurd Lewerentz är en av Sveriges kändaste arkitekter, erkänd som en av de stora mästarna internationellt. Hans byggnader liksom hans personlighet omgärdas av stor mystik. Lewerentz ville inte bli filmad eller intervjuad, men i en jordkällare i Lund ligger en okänd skatt. Här finns filmrullar och ljudband som arkitekten Bernt Nyberg spelade in med Lewerentz under hans sista levnadsår. Från källaren påbörjas en kulturhistorisk resa där de stilistiska spåren av Lewerentz inom nordisk arkitektur blir påtagliga. Klassicism och modernism möts i en poetisk brutalitet som väcker våra djupaste och mest arkaiska kulturminnen till liv.

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Screenings

UPCOMING:
Kyoto festival (November) 2024
Helsinki (21st November) 2024
Turku (22nd November) 2024
Dramstad (TBA) 2024
Rotterdam International Architecture Film Festival (mid Oct) 2024
Prague International Architecture Film Festival (early Oct) 2024
Lund Architecture Film Festival at St Petri Church in Klippan, Sweden (12th October) 2024
London, Barbican, Architecture Foundation (23rd July) 2024

Stockholm, Sweden, Cinema release at Zita, 31st May 2024
Malmö, Sweden, Cinema release at Panora, 31st May 2024
Lund, Sweden, Cinema release at Kino, 31st May 2024
Gothenburg, Sweden, Cinema release at Hagabion, 31st May 2024
Västerås, Sweden, Cinema release at Electra, 31st May 2024

Manuva Architectura, Italy, 10/5, 2024
NEXTMIXING Space in Shanghai, China 12/4, 2024
China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China 9/4, 2024
Time Museum in Guangzhou, China 6/4, 2024
Commaa gallery, LAAB architects, Hong Kong, 3/4 2024
Hong Kong University, Hong Kong 2/4 2024
Archiposition, Shenzhen, China, 31/3 2024
ADFF Architecture + Design Film Festival Winnipeg,  Canada, 23/3 2024
Budapest Architecture Film Festival, Hungary, 9/4 2024,
Premiere at Tempo Festival, Sweden, 7/4 2024

Cinema release in Sweden with Folkets Bio.

Director Sven Blume
Producer William Johansson, Laika Film & Television
In co production with SVT (swedish broad cast) K-special, YLE and Film Stockholm.

With suport from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Helgo Zettervalls fond (Statens fastighetsverk), Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland.

Sigurd Lewerentz is one of the best known Swedish architects around the world. In the film we discover 16 mm footage of him as well as audio recordings of his voice. This is the film about Sigurd Lewerentz

Malmö_Opera_Photo Per Kristiansen
St Peter Photo Per Kristiansen
Tempo festival screening at St Marks Church. Photo: Mikael Ström Jupiter, Film Stockholm
Tempo festival screening at St Marks Church. Photo: Mikael Ström Jupiter, Film Stockholm
Tempo festival screening at St Marks Church. Photo: Mikael Ström Jupiter, Film Stockholm
Tempo festival screening at St Marks Church. Photo: Mikael Ström Jupiter, Film Stockholm

Screening at Commaa, LAAB Architects Hong Kong.
Photo Catherine Cheng

 

Shenzhen screening Photo: Archiposition

 

HKU screening
Commaa LAAB architects, Photo Catherine Cheng
Photo Catherine Cheng
Photo ArchiPosition
Photo ArchiPosition

Poster for Hong Kong University Screeing
Lewerentz outside his home in Lund, photo Bernt Nyberg
Chapel of the Resurrection, 1925
The Woodland Cemetery entrance

Lewerentz black box/office, photo Bernt Nyberg
Östra  kyrkogården, Malmö, ArkDes